Saturday, March 6, 2010

Historical Baking


My son had a school project of which he chose the easiest option, me making cookies. He found few recipes online, one looked like it would be bitter, the other had Brandy in it so that was out, then there was a recipe with over 2 cups of sugar, we had a winner!  I spent a good part of the day, all day really, preparing, baking, burning, and packaging nearly 90 cookies!

"Civil War Applesauce Cookies" 

2 1/4 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. shortening
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. applesauce
6 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt

Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add applesauce and mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients and blend well. Drop by heaping tablespoon on greased cookie sheets. Flatten and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

They Do Not Brown! {almost true, they are hard to burn but i managed to do it. they are forgiving if you are a couple of minutes late}

[i would give a source but this is all over the net and i'm not sure where my son got these directions.]

Btw, everyone loved the cookies! They are sweet and very soft, even days later. My kiddo has requested them again. I just don't like allspice but i will probably use this recipe again with other flavoring.

find more recipes and the nutritional value of this recipe.


  1. What a fascinating school assignment. The cookies look wonderful. I love your blog and will be back often. Have a great day...Mary

  2. Hi Elizabeth, So nice to meet you! Looks like a lovely place you have here. Looking forward to visiting often and getting some great motivation from you!

    Thank you for stopping by my place and deciding to follow!

    Kindly, ldh

  3. thanks you two, i'm so thrilled to have someone 'following' me! the empty spaces where looking pretty sad! thanks ladies!



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